Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Homeward Unbound

Happy Birthday Chip!!!

Oh I had a wonderful day yesterday...I have finally relaxed...I am breathing...I am at peace...I feel homeward unbound...

The sun wakes me every morning...and that makes me smile...my feet face east...toward the ocean...so the first little rays of the day light up my room...good morning sunshine...

Being unbound from any self-imposed schedules and to-do lists is so freeing...I am just going to let it happen as it does...the unpacking...the decorating...

I am finally getting my body rhythm set to beach time...the slow pace with which people who live at the beach adopt...it is a different paradigm from the rest of the world...and it takes a while for your body to relax into it...I think this is why vacationers need at least two weeks at the beach...it takes a week to unwind from the franticness of their lives...the second week is then refreshing...

I like the idea of being unbound...free, with unlimited ability to be creative...and proactive with my life and my art...I intentionally have a causal arising...I gaze at the blue, sunlit sky from my bed...I arise with joy and saunter onto the lanai...turn on the fountain...hear the ocean in the background...begin my day with centering prayer...then I blog...this casual daily ritual offers me supportive solitude for creative reflection...

So am I moving closer to nirvana?...neither here..nor there...but somewhere in between...and for the time being...this is a wondrous place to be...nirvana is most emphatically not a place...it is realized only when the mind stops defining itself in terms of place and time...nirvana literally means "unbound' as in "Mind, like fire, unbound"...because fire was thought to be in a state of entrapment as it burned...both clinging to and trapped by the fuel on which it fed...its going out was seen as an unbinding...to go out was to be unbound...the person unbound would never again be trapped...this beautiful image is of a flame burning by itself...this sense of the flame being unbound has often been misunderstood to mean the flame is extinguished or blown out...this is completely opposite to the meaning of the symbol...the flame burns...and gives light but is no longer bound to any combustible material...the flame of our true nature, which is awakening, burns independently...


My tiny flame is burning unbound this morning...it is awakening to the path I am unbound to follow...homeward...


www.infinitezoom.com flame fractal


Today's aMUSEment - create a casual morning ritual for yourself that
will support creative reflection...

U Be Creative Today!

7 comments:

nina said...

a very beautiful and heartfelt post. and lucky, blessed YOU for living out your dream!!!!!! xxx

tongue in cheek said...

Isn't beach time healing time. Lovely post, I am happy for you.

see you there! said...

Things are coming together aren't they? That's wonderful.

The sound of the ocean is always soothing. Maybe I will go for a walk by the Bay today.

Darla

Rochambeau said...

Hi Rebecca,
It makes me relaxed just to read your post. The last photo is truly stunning!

LisaOceandreamer said...

This is a beautiful post and I must say I am envious as to your close proximity to the ocean. When we drive toward the coast and the first glimpse of the ocean comes in to view...well I can feel myself start to relax. To awaken each day with it just beyond my home....that WOULD be nirvana for me.
I am very happy for you that you have found this place, this unbound feeling.
XOXO

marita said...

finally arrived home, enjoying your beach and the peace that surrounds you. time to create harmony in your life. blessing rebecca!

Angela said...

Wonderful post! I am so glad that you feel so open and free. I don't think that I have been to the beach in years. Great to hear about it though. I'm sure that your right in what you say. Your words are always sooo inspiring. :) Thanks for that. :)
*HUGS*

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